Not much stitching these past weeks. Here is my progress on Merriest Christmas ornament. It is taking longer because I'm stitching it over one on 28ct and using my magnifier. I have already ripped out a whole row of the red bows above the word Christmas. I didn't notice the mistake until I got to the end of the row.
I hope to have it finished by the end of the week. - Posted using BlogPress from my iPad
I started plaid trousers on December 20th. Here is a progress photo so far. I'm not really enjoying this project, I don't like it when a designer doesn't keep the letters consistent throughout the design (each letter A should be stitched exactly the same way and they are not). This drives me crazy, so I spend more time stitching and taking it out trying to make them all look the same. I'm only stitching the title and poem for this one. I will add charms and hoping to find a plaid mat when framing it.
Well it is the start of a new year, so I think it is time to post my stitching goals for the month and the rest of the year. I only stitch one project at a time ... but I'm going to have two on the go. One big project for at home ... Plaid Trousers, then Puple or Garden Chair. I will have small ornaments (travel projects) to work on at the Tuesday Night Stitcher's Club. When I have too many projects I feel overwelmed and nothing gets accomplished.
2013 Stitching Goals
When I am an old man, I Shall Wear Plaid Trousers
I want this completed for my husband's 50th birthday (March 24th)
When I am an old woman, I Shall Wear Purple
This is for me, it is the companion piece to the Plaid Trousers.
Garden Chair (Miniature chair by The Cat's Whiskers)
I bought this a few years, I love it ... but it scares me (I only stitch on 28ct over 2) and fascinates me at the same time (I love dollhouse miniatures).
I will be using 32ct Ecru evenweave (stitched over 1), with purples/green/beige colour scheme.
3D Ornaments (Biscobud, Biscornu, Pendible, Humbug and anything else I can find)
I have a tray that I'd like to finish (stain), just need to find the perfect cross stitch pattern to fit inside it.
an ornament (or maybe two) with a tree or wreath theme
stitch a few more lines on my Plaid Trousers poem
plan out the placement of garden chair parts on the 32ct ecru evenweave (start backstitching the shapes on the fabric)